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Great Wall of China Trek


7th - 15th October 2017
12th - 20th May 2018
8th - 16th Sept 2018
20th - 28th Oct 2018

Take part in this fantastic five day trek along the magnificent structure, over watchtowers and mountains, through historic battlements and to the top of the ‘Heavenly Ladder’ at Mutianyu. Conquer the twists, turns, steps and slopes set to stunning back drops, in this unforgettable challenge. If that’s not enough, when you have finished the trek you will have some free time to explore some of Bejiing’s most famous sights, such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before heading to a final celebratory dinner!

Make history!

Making this challenge even more memorable, we have something special for you. You will have the chance to place your own brick in a section of the wall, ensuring that your imprint is left for all of time. What better way to mark such an incredible achievement, and a memory you are bound to remember forever.


Day 1 - Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Beijing.
Day 2 - Arrive in Beijing, meet local guides and transfer to hotel. Rest of day free to acclimatise and refresh after flight.
Day 3 - Warm up trek from Tiapingzhai to Huangyaguan. Trekking time 3 hours.
Day 4 - Trek the remote and stunning Gubeikou section of the Great Wall covering 27 watch towers! Trekking time 7-8 hours.
Day 5 - Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai – another remote section, far from tourist trail. Trekking time 8-9 hours.
Day 6 - Trek Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and conquer the 1,000 steps that make up the ‘Heavenly Ladder’. Trekking time 6-7 hours.
Day 7 - Morning is spent in Badaling section of the Wall, repairing a watch tower. After lunch, transfer to Juyongguan to continue trekking. Trekking time 7 hours.
Day 8 - Free day in Beijing to explore the sights and sounds of this amazing capital city.
Day 9 - Transfer to Beijing for fight back to UK, arriving same day.

Registration options

Option 1 Minimum Sponsorship

Registration Fee £299.00
Minimum Sponsorship £2,700.00
Airport Tax: £250

- You pay the registration fee to Global Adventure Challenges and then raise a minimum sponsorship for Acorns.
- We will be invoiced the balance of your challenge, so 11 weeks before the event you will need to send in at least 80% of your minimum target. The remaining 20% must be sent within 6 weeks of completing the challenge.


Option 2 Self- Funded

Registration Fee £349.00
Tour Costs £1,299.00
Airport Tax: £250

- You pay the registration fee to Global Adventure Challenges.
-11 weeks before the challenge you will be invoiced the full amount.
-There is no sponsorship minimum for this option but we encourage you to raise as much as you can for Acorns.

Team Acorns!

By choosing to fundraise and support Acorns, you will receive

  • An exclusive Acorns running vest or t-shirt
  • A charity banner to bring with you for the challenge
  • A fun filled fundraising pack including sponsorship forms
  • Fundraising advice and support
  • Regular emailed newsletters


For more information about this event, or if you have any questions, email or call 01564 825037

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